In the first weeks of the studio, the students did research on seven different aspects of the town: its climate, culture and education, demographics, economy, history, infrastructure, and land use. This work, like that of the precedent studies, was done in small groups – two to three students per team.
After assembling their initial research, the students traveled to Paradise and Chico to meet with stakeholders – town residents, officials, and others. The intention was both to verify the students’ conclusions about what they’d discovered and to obtain new perspectives from the stakeholders themselves. Afterwards, they refined their work and created the posters shown here.
Submissions from 2019
Culture & Education: Life in Paradise, Christian Bernard, Arielle Eleazar, and Ryan M. Huddlestun
Climate: Life in Paradise, Benjamin Campbell and Natalie Giombi
Economy: Life in Paradise, Ali Chen and Killian Angell
Demographics: Life in Paradise, Elisabeth Frizzell and Victor Hoyos
Infrastructure: Life in Paradise, Khoa Le and Sabrina Yerena
History: Life in Paradise, Emma Puryear and Gabrielle Icardo
Land Use Patterns: Life in Paradise, Sophia Smith, Nolan Delgado, and Tiana Shiroma